Pearl | Scar Removal | Columbus Ohio Dermatologist + Dermatology + Skin Care | Columbus, OH | Dublin, OH

Pearl™ Laser

Smoothes pitted skin

Pearl™ is a laser resurfacing treatment that uses a unique wavelength of light to send heat to the deeper layers of the skin. Dr. Clinton uses it to smooth pitted skin, as well as to treat fine lines around lips and eyes, and to reduce pore size.

For general scarring and pitted acne scars, Dr. Clinton uses Pearl™ because the laser’s ablative nature jumpstarts the body’s natural wound-healing process, stimulating collagen production. This helps smooth the uneven skin texture associated with scars.

How it Works/What To Expect

During the procedure, Dr. Clinton treats the top layer of skin with pulses of light in a pre-selected pattern. Many patients describe the treatment as a series of intense but brief pinches, almost like a rubber band snapping the skin. As with any procedure that has the propensity to produce discomfort, Dr. Clinton offers a numbing cream prior to treatment.

Immediately after treatment, skin will be red and swollen with a honeycomb-like appearance. Later, the skin will form a natural, protective dressing that sloughs off within 3 to 4 days, however, most patients can expect 5 to 7 days of work and social downtime.

After treatment, most patients notice overall skin clarity, smoothness, softness and reduced pigmentation issues.

Optimal results are seen after 1 to 2 treatments, however, new collagen production will continue for up to 6 months.

Patient Instructions

Do not pick, peel, rub or irritate the skin while it heals. See complete treatment instructions.